Catherine Wells creates these beautiful birds with papier mache and paper from recycled magazines. She painstakingly applies tiny torn pieces of paper 'feathers' individually to create the wonderful colors in the plumage of the birds. Catherine's inspiration for 3 dimensional birds come from the birds that she finds in abundance around the area where she lives in Lancashire, near the atmospheric Pendle Hill. She works from a studio in a converted water wheel weaving shed, Higherford Mill in Barrowford.
She has an online store "Arts a Flutter" where she sells her birds framed in wooden boxes with a little wood and wire sign on top displaying the name of the bird showcased inside the box. The back and inside of the wooden frame is covered with varnished sheets of information about the bird which adds a great detail to the piece.